Led Zeppelin refused Bill Clinton charity gig
Led Zeppelin were asked to reunite for a charity show by ex US president Bill Clinton – but even he couldn’t get them to agree.
The former “most powerful man in the world” met the band while at their Kennedy Center Honors celebration at the White House in December.
During the event current president Barack Obama praised Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones for “making us all feel young” with the release of live DVD Celebration Day, recorded in 2007.
Clinton later asked them if they’d reunite to play in support of the victims of superstorm Sandy, which caused more than $75bn of damage and claimed the lives of nearly 300 people in October 2012.
David Saltzman of the Robin Hood Foundation recently told US TV show 60 Minutes that he and Hollywood producer hatched a plan to bring about a Led Zep performance.
Saltzman said: “Harvey had this great idea that we could enlist Bill Clinton to convince Led Zeppelin to reunite.
“The president was terrific: ‘I really wanna do this, this will be a fantastic thing, I love Led Zeppelin.’
“Bill Clinton himself asked Led Zeppelin to reunite – and they wouldn’t do it.”
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